Daylong Workshop

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Forest Therapy and Peace Making

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
8 September 2019
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About the Venue:

University of Peace

Who should attend
Everyone is welcome to attend

The University of Peace campus is located in the outskirts of San José and its 200 protected hectares are part of the last remnant of primary forest in the Central Valley.

The Rodrigo Carazo Campus, is located 30Km Southwest of San José, within a natural reserve composed of a secondary forest and the last remnant of primary forest (200 ha) in the Central Valley of Costa Rica.The park and the campus are within the protected zone of El Rodeo, Mora. UPEACE covers about the 2% of the Mora landscape; hence this protected area is rich in fauna. It shelters mammals such as monkeys and deer, reptiles, and over 300 species of birds, as well as approximately 100 varieties of trees. The University´s installation and protected area make up 303 hectares.

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University of Peace
El Rodeo de Mora
San José, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
Costa Rica
https://www.upeace.org/
Ben@natureandforesttherapy.org

Trainers

Ben ‘Crow’ Page is the Director of Training for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy as well as a trainer of guides. He is the founder of Shinrin Yoku LA and has been guiding Forest Therapy walks since 2016. Since his practice began, Ben has been featured in such publications as Women’s Health, USA TODAY, Good Morning America, The Washington Post, and WebMD. Ben is also a co-founder of The Open School, Southern California’s only free democratic school. He holds a B.A. in religious studies from Carleton College and an M.A. in human development and social change from Pacific Oaks College. Ben’s primary interest is to live the question of what it feels like to be alive.

Manuela Siegfried was born and raised in this beautiful, bio diverse country called Costa Rica. Having a biologist as a father, he made contact with nature an intrinsic part of her life. This passion led her to work as a naturalist tourism guide for 3 years. She came across the concept of Shinrin-Yoku and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and immediately felt inspired and related to it. Manuela was trained and certified in 2018 and has been guiding very actively since then. She is passionate about helping people awaken their senses and slowing down in a natural setting so they can reconnect with themselves and the more than human world. Falling in love again with the natural world helps to rediscover our intimate, personal relationship with the forest and we become aware that we actually ARE nature. Manuela is also a mentor and trainer of guides with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and is absolutely committed and in love with her job.

Daylong Workshop

|

Forest Therapy and Peace Making

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
An ANFT staff person is giving a presentation at an event or venue

Enrollment Open

8 September 2019
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Forest Therapy and Peace Making
|

Join ANFT Director of Training, Ben Page, and Forest Therapy guide and trainer, Manuela Siegfried, for a one-day workshop on Forest Therapy and Peacemaking on September 8th at the University of Peace in Costa Rica.  In this course, we will slow down, awaken our senses, and connect with nature, each other and ourselves. In doing so, we will explore how nature connection is itself a vehicle for social change and peace making, as well as an opportunity for us to deepen our listening skills to include the more than human world in our efforts to cultivate sustainability, friendship and reconciliation worldwide.

Join ANFT Director of Training, Ben Page, and Forest Therapy guide and trainer, Manuela Siegfried, for a one-day workshop on Forest Therapy and Peacemaking on September 8th at the University of Peace in Costa Rica.  In this course, we will slow down, awaken our senses, and connect with nature, each other and ourselves. In doing so, we will explore how nature connection is itself a vehicle for social change and peace making, as well as an opportunity for us to deepen our listening skills to include the more than human world in our efforts to cultivate sustainability, friendship and reconciliation worldwide.

Who should attend
Everyone is welcome to attend
About the Venue:

University of Peace

The University of Peace campus is located in the outskirts of San José and its 200 protected hectares are part of the last remnant of primary forest in the Central Valley.

The Rodrigo Carazo Campus, is located 30Km Southwest of San José, within a natural reserve composed of a secondary forest and the last remnant of primary forest (200 ha) in the Central Valley of Costa Rica.The park and the campus are within the protected zone of El Rodeo, Mora. UPEACE covers about the 2% of the Mora landscape; hence this protected area is rich in fauna. It shelters mammals such as monkeys and deer, reptiles, and over 300 species of birds, as well as approximately 100 varieties of trees. The University´s installation and protected area make up 303 hectares.

Lodging
Meals
Transportation

Ben ‘Crow’ Page is the Director of Training for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy as well as a trainer of guides. He is the founder of Shinrin Yoku LA and has been guiding Forest Therapy walks since 2016. Since his practice began, Ben has been featured in such publications as Women’s Health, USA TODAY, Good Morning America, The Washington Post, and WebMD. Ben is also a co-founder of The Open School, Southern California’s only free democratic school. He holds a B.A. in religious studies from Carleton College and an M.A. in human development and social change from Pacific Oaks College. Ben’s primary interest is to live the question of what it feels like to be alive.

Manuela Siegfried was born and raised in this beautiful, bio diverse country called Costa Rica. Having a biologist as a father, he made contact with nature an intrinsic part of her life. This passion led her to work as a naturalist tourism guide for 3 years. She came across the concept of Shinrin-Yoku and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and immediately felt inspired and related to it. Manuela was trained and certified in 2018 and has been guiding very actively since then. She is passionate about helping people awaken their senses and slowing down in a natural setting so they can reconnect with themselves and the more than human world. Falling in love again with the natural world helps to rediscover our intimate, personal relationship with the forest and we become aware that we actually ARE nature. Manuela is also a mentor and trainer of guides with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and is absolutely committed and in love with her job.

Daylong Workshop

|

Forest Therapy and Peace Making

Jouvence Lodge in Winter
An ANFT staff person is giving a presentation at an event or venue
8 September 2019
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Forest Therapy and Peace Making
|
San Jose, Costa Rica

Join ANFT Director of Training, Ben Page, and Forest Therapy guide and trainer, Manuela Siegfried, for a one-day workshop on Forest Therapy and Peacemaking on September 8th at the University of Peace in Costa Rica.  In this course, we will slow down, awaken our senses, and connect with nature, each other and ourselves. In doing so, we will explore how nature connection is itself a vehicle for social change and peace making, as well as an opportunity for us to deepen our listening skills to include the more than human world in our efforts to cultivate sustainability, friendship and reconciliation worldwide.

Join ANFT Director of Training, Ben Page, and Forest Therapy guide and trainer, Manuela Siegfried, for a one-day workshop on Forest Therapy and Peacemaking on September 8th at the University of Peace in Costa Rica.  In this course, we will slow down, awaken our senses, and connect with nature, each other and ourselves. In doing so, we will explore how nature connection is itself a vehicle for social change and peace making, as well as an opportunity for us to deepen our listening skills to include the more than human world in our efforts to cultivate sustainability, friendship and reconciliation worldwide.

The cost of the program is $50 per person

About the Venue:

University of Peace

The University of Peace campus is located in the outskirts of San José and its 200 protected hectares are part of the last remnant of primary forest in the Central Valley.

The Rodrigo Carazo Campus, is located 30Km Southwest of San José, within a natural reserve composed of a secondary forest and the last remnant of primary forest (200 ha) in the Central Valley of Costa Rica.The park and the campus are within the protected zone of El Rodeo, Mora. UPEACE covers about the 2% of the Mora landscape; hence this protected area is rich in fauna. It shelters mammals such as monkeys and deer, reptiles, and over 300 species of birds, as well as approximately 100 varieties of trees. The University´s installation and protected area make up 303 hectares.

Lodging
Meals
Transportation

Ben ‘Crow’ Page is the Director of Training for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy as well as a trainer of guides. He is the founder of Shinrin Yoku LA and has been guiding Forest Therapy walks since 2016. Since his practice began, Ben has been featured in such publications as Women’s Health, USA TODAY, Good Morning America, The Washington Post, and WebMD. Ben is also a co-founder of The Open School, Southern California’s only free democratic school. He holds a B.A. in religious studies from Carleton College and an M.A. in human development and social change from Pacific Oaks College. Ben’s primary interest is to live the question of what it feels like to be alive.

Manuela Siegfried was born and raised in this beautiful, bio diverse country called Costa Rica. Having a biologist as a father, he made contact with nature an intrinsic part of her life. This passion led her to work as a naturalist tourism guide for 3 years. She came across the concept of Shinrin-Yoku and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and immediately felt inspired and related to it. Manuela was trained and certified in 2018 and has been guiding very actively since then. She is passionate about helping people awaken their senses and slowing down in a natural setting so they can reconnect with themselves and the more than human world. Falling in love again with the natural world helps to rediscover our intimate, personal relationship with the forest and we become aware that we actually ARE nature. Manuela is also a mentor and trainer of guides with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and is absolutely committed and in love with her job.